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Since 1974

Saving Animals & Finding Homes

Our History

After years of helping animals in the townships, Jillian and Vanessa Cunningham formally started the non-profit Township Animal Rescue (NPO 039-758) in 2004. We have since expanded to a small team of people dedicated to helping rescue and treat vulnerable animals. We rely entirely on donations for our work. We operate in the Helderberg region of the Western Cape.

Rescued Animals

Adopted Pets

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Township Animal Rescue transforms the lives of countless animals every week, giving hope to those who otherwise would have none. Our approach is proactive and determined in the face of adversity, and aims at first and foremost giving immediate help those who need it, coupled with educating those who don’t know how to help, and the long term goal of preventing further generations of unnecessary suffering through sterilisation of the animals.

We have the ability to take things into our own hands and change them for the better.

Animals in the South African townships don’t have this luxury… Fortunately, there are passionate people that help these creatures that everyone seems to have forgotten. Thank you for visiting our site, and more than anything else… thank you for caring!

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Team

Our Volunteers

Vanessa

Co Founder, Field Worker

Saskia

Volunteer

Retha

Volunteer, Administrator, Fosterer

Johan

Volunteer, Jack-Of-All-Trades